Took a mini trip to Myall Lakes last weekend. Since it's winter and rain was forecast all weekend long, we booked two nights at Myall Shores Holiday Park. They had a special on to stay in the villas for $99/night--toasty with lake views and our very own "pet" duck.
I have been travelling sans camera lately. Bad habit....so this grainy shot of the pelicans on the dock as the sun set on our drive in was the best I could capture with my mobile phone.
I searched walks on the national parks website. This description of the walk from Mungo Brush to Tamboi village really reeled me in.
We arrived at this isolated fishing village, but without boats, we couldn't really explore it.
At least we got to pick some oranges!
The lakes were gorgeous. We had planned to kayak for the first day, but the place we were renting from advised against it due to forecast heavy rains.
I couldn't decide whether to be happy or annoyed that the rain that prevented our kayak trip didn't actually arrive until 4p.m. We got to see this cool fungi though.
And this cute little duck came to say hello as the predicted downpour finally came.
When we arrived back we told the manager of the holiday park where we'd been.
You went WHERE?
Why did you go there?? She suggested visting Hole in the Wall instead. Guess we should have consulted the locals!
We had the beach all to ourselves. It was beautiful, especially with the foreboding sky.
We did some treasure hunting.
Walked up some pretty dunes a bit further down.
Stopped at Tea Gardens for lunch at "The Boatshed."
The pan-fried ju fish and rainbow of vegetables was delicious, but quite pricey. Dessert was also very good, but the coffees and bruchetta were average and the service was dismal. For the price, I'd probably give The Boatshed a miss.
Definitely keen to return to Myall Lakes again though. So much more to explore!